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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Carnival a little over a month away, more and more blocos (street party groups) in Rio de Janeiro are performing live in preparation for the holiday. On Saturday, January, 2nd, Brazilian singer and actress Preta Gil's bloco, Bloco da Preta will perform as part of the Festa do Bem-Vindo 2016 (Welcome 2016 Party) in Vivo Rio.

"With only have four weeks before the show, we will try to hold six practices," Gil told Extra. "The idea is to also play in Monte Líbano, in Barra Music . . .

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